Merry Christmas!! Finishing what I started yesterday… He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. The prophetic word from Isaiah, the great […]Read More Do You Want It?
One last message from the advent season… Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come… God will come. This is the word from the poet of Christmas. Do you have an anxious heart? Are you waiting for God to show up and do something? Are you […]Read More God has Come
A beautiful, poetic prophecy from Isaiah, the great prophet of messiah. The great prophet who in so many ways saw the coming of Jesus 7 centuries before His birth. Prophets are the ones who reimagine the world as being better than it is, the ones the Holy Spirit chooses to give the imagination to, the […]Read More A Battlefield or a Garden?
This is the first week of advent, the coming of the Christmas season. The season of the coming of the Jewish Messiah. The season of the birth of the savior of the world. The season of the the celebration of God breaking into the world in a human body. The season of the mystery of […]Read More The Greatest Wonder
“At that time Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire. When this first census took place, Quirinius was the governor of Syria. Everyone, then, went to register himself, each to his own hometown. Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the […]Read More Keep the Christ in…
Mary’s song, the Magnificat, one of our greatest hymns. It’s also a call to revolution. In fact, it has been called the most revolutionary document in the world. Mary came from Galilee. It’s referred to in scripture as “Galilee of the Gentiles”. The Galilean people were known for being hotheaded. The authorities (the empire) would […]Read More Of a Revolution
Then his father, Zechariah, was filled with the Holy Spirit and gave this prophecy: A prophecy from Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus of Nazareth whom we know as Christ. (That’s some family!!). The prophecy comes from about 6 or 7 BC…about 6 months before Christ was born. So yes, Christ was […]Read More Walking in Peace
The Birth of Jesus Christ, as we say, the reason for the season. Seven verses to change the world. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to […]Read More No Room at the Inn
We don’t see much about Joseph, the human father figure of Jesus, in our bible. This may be the single largest view we have of him. I believe it may very well be most of what we know of him. But we can see here, God the Father did not make a poor choice in […]Read More A Lot to Think About
Christmas and Bethlehem. They just go together, don’t they? As we are moving into the advent season, celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ the savior of the world, the tiny town of Bethlehem enters our lives again. We decorate our homes and our communities with scenes of the nativity, commemorating the birth of Jesus not […]Read More O Little Town of Bethlehem